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  • Local |Kansas State University | July 02, 2014

    KSU culinary historian says Americans have long celebrated Independence Day with food

    What’s the Fourth of July without food? It could be downright un-American, according to a Kansas State University culinary historian. “Even before the colonists were Americans, they celebrated with food. We still do,” said Jane Marshall. “Every occasion that we can think of, we

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 02, 2014

    K-State Vet: Keep an eye on your pet during the Fourth

    You may be looking forward to the fireworks this Fourth of July, but chances are your pet is dreading it, says a Kansas State University veterinarian. “Fourth of July tends to be a fun holiday for people, but not so fun for our pets,” said

  • Local |Business | July 01, 2014

    Fourth of July fireworks sales get underway after lots of prep


    It takes a while for fireworks sellers to get ready. Nick Wiggins said workers spent 16 hours on Monday, from noon to 4 a.m., unloading boxes and setting up under his tent in the Westloop Shopping Center parking lot. He stayed overnight. “I slept on an

  • Local |Business | July 01, 2014

    County adds $49M in property valuation

    Pottawatomie County added nearly $49 million in appraised property valuation due to new construction over the past year. That’s the largest increase in six years, Appraiser Lois Schlegel told Pottawatomie County Commissioners Monday. The appraised value of new construction is $48,682,980 for 2014, the largest increase since 2008,

  • Local |Education | July 01, 2014

    Board to elect officers

    USD 383 Board of Education members will elect their newest officers Wednesday. The meeting will be the first of the district’s new fiscal year, which begins Tuesday. At the board’s last meeting, vice president Leah Fliter said she wanted to run for president. Curt

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 01, 2014

    Appeals court confirms sexual exploitation ruling

    The Kansas Court of Appeals last week affirmed a Riley County District Court opinion in a case involving a Manhattan man convicted in 2012 of sexual exploitation of a child. The district court sentenced Michael Combs to 32 months in prison with lifetime post-release supervision, but granted

  • Local |Business | July 01, 2014

    KSU, city prepare for Furniture Amnesty Day

    Preparations for the sixth Furniture Amnesty Day in Manhattan are underway and event organizer Lynda Bachelor says the day’s impact on the community continues to grow, involving more than 550 households and 1,000 individuals. “Each year we have seen an increase in participants and those interested

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 01, 2014

    Dean receives national distinguished service award

    Virginia Moxley, dean and professor emeritus of the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University, received the 2014 Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences on June 28 at ceremonies in St. Louis, Mo. Moxley was recognized as a visionary servant

  • Local | June 30, 2014

    Stampede closes with Chris Young, Jana Kramer and more


    For many Country Stampeders, this Monday morning was tougher than average. But then again, that will happen after four straight days of music, beer, camping and late-night parties. The biggest country music festival in the region closed Sunday at Tuttle Creek State Park with performances

  • Local | June 30, 2014

    Stampede medical incidents up from 2013

    Riley County EMS Director Larry Couchman reported Monday that the number of medical-related incidents at this weekend’s Country Stampede was low considering the magnitude of the event and its attendance, which he said could number anywhere from 40,000 to 60,000 per day. “I said last week

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